Posted on 21st Dec 2015 by ian under Uncategorized | No Comments »

Apologies for not having recent posts happening. Without going into detail there were some health issues and other shiny things that caused distraction but (hopefully) things will return to normal in 2017. The photo is a recent family get together – fabulous having James and Laura home with us for Christmas! Quick update – have had to put the travel business on hold for a while and am returning to creative …read more

Whale Watching

Posted on 3rd Sep 2014 by ian under Attractions | No Comments » Whale Watching

Whale watching season is well under way in Hervey Bay (July through to November). This year is the first time tourists can swim with the whales. Hervey Bay is a resting place for whales as they migrate up the coast. Whale watching cruises leave the Urangan boat harbour on half day and full day tours to the normally calm waters of Platypus Bay. With accessibility in mind for travellers with mobility issues …read more

Coming to the BCEC

Posted on 21st Jun 2014 by ian under Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre plays host to all manner of concerts, expos, conventions and events and it is extremely disabled friendly. We have just posted a page on our Brisbane Disability website with access and disability information. Some of the events coming in July and August 2014: Harvest Rain Theatre Company’s presentation of the musical Cats (July 4 – July 6) Creative Generation: State Schools On Stage 2014 …read more

Col’s Fiji Trip

Posted on 21st Jun 2014 by ian under Travel Tales | No Comments »

We recently arranged a holiday in Fiji for Col and his lovely wife and I asked him for some feedback on the accommodation and attractions. As you can see, Col gets around on a very nifty travel scooter… +++ I thought you might like to know we enjoyed our holiday in Fiji, in particular our stay at the Warwick. We hired a rental car to get around, Queens highway is the …read more

Speak softly, young man and…

Posted on 1st May 2014 by ian under Humour | No Comments »

There is a saying that nobody ‘gets MS until they get MS’ and, from my experience, that is true. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in December 2010. I approach my MS with the attitude, it is what it is, and get on with enjoying things – my family, my friends, my work and the other stuff that weaves in and out of my journey. But I don’t believe I …read more

Grand Budapest Hotel

Posted on 30th Apr 2014 by ian under Cinema | No Comments »

Grand Budapest Hotel is simply the best fun I have had in the cinema in 2014. It is a fabulous romp. Just fabulous, darling. Wife Annie and daughter, Laura, also loved it but I can see how it wouldn’t be everybody’s cup of Earl Grey. Writer/Director Wes Anderson has a unique style and this is the first movie I have seen of his – creative, meticulous, funny and beautifully acted. …read more

Welcome to Glen!

Posted on 25th Apr 2014 by ian under News | No Comments »

Welcome to Glen Lawrie who has joined out team as Social Media Coordinator. He is currently looking after Facebook pages for Honeymoon Pacific, South Pacific Weddings, Pacific Cruising and Brisbane Disabled Travel. This one is mainly what’s happening in Brisbane and South East Queensland and, where applicable, linking to disability and access information. Like it or not, social media can’t be ignored so rather than reluctantly join the throng we …read more

Mad Bastard in South Bank

Posted on 9th Apr 2014 by ian under Dining Out | No Comments »

Later this month there will be a Mad Bastard in South Bank, Brisbane. While down at GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art) last weekend we went for a terrific lunch at an Italian establishment called dell’Ugo (182 Grey Street). The restaurant runs from Grey Street through to Little Stanley Street where you can dine al fresco and watch the passing parade. I knew which dish had my name on it from …read more

Bruce Springsteen & Hunters

Posted on 27th Sep 2013 by ian under Uncategorized | No Comments »

After having been to Australia for a couple of wildly successful dates this year, Bruce Springsteen and his legendary E-Street Band are returning early next year for their most extensive tour of Australia ever. Bruce’s tour of his last album Wrecking Ball was declared by music critics as the ‘greatest rock and roll show on earth’. They even won a Helpmann Award for ‘Best Contemporary Concert’. Performing for over three …read more

South Pacific Returns

Posted on 31st Aug 2013 by ian under Entertainment | No Comments »

By popular demand, South Pacific returns to the Sydney Opera House (Opera Theatre) for a limited season from Sunday, September 8. This is a fabulous production. The wonderful Lisa McCune reprises her role as Nellie Forbush, Teddy Tahu Rhodes returns as Emile De Beque, Christine Anu is Bloody Mary and Gyton Grantley is Billis (he’s the gay Househusband). The hits keep coming with Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That …read more